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Most students back sexual consent assessment

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Survey finds majority support for a compulsory test on consent before university begins

More than half of students believe it should be compulsory to pass a sexual consent test before university begins, a poll has found.

According to research by the Higher Education Policy Institute, 58 per cent of students surveyed say that they should have to pass a quiz on sexual consent before they start university, with 26 per cent saying they strongly agree and 32 per cent saying they slightly agree with the proposal.

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